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Suzanne Aitchison

Posted on • Updated on • Originally published at upyoura11y.com

Let's Fix Some A11y Issues this Hacktoberfest šŸ‘©ā€šŸ’»šŸ‘Øā€šŸ’»

With Hacktoberfest just around the corner I started thinking about what I would like to contribute this year (both in October and going forward).

Over the course of the year I've been doing my best to be an advocate for accessibility in web applications, and so I thought a natural thing to do would be to help improve accessibility in Open Source, one Pull Request at a time!

Would you like to join me?

I've added a page over at Up Your A11y: Open A11y OSS Issues Looking for Help to help identify issues actively looking for contributors.

You'll find open GitHub issues that:

  • Are from open source projects
  • Reference 'a11y', 'accessibility', or 'accessible'
  • Have the "Help wanted" or "Good first issue" label
  • Have no assignee or pull request yet
  • Are for JavaScript or HTML projects

Have a great Hacktoberfest

Whatever you end up doing this year and beyond in OSS, happy coding! šŸ‘©ā€šŸ’»šŸ‘Øā€šŸ’»


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Peter Cruckshank

Thanks this is a great idea! I was just thinking about what I wanted to work on this year for Hacktoberfest šŸ¤”šŸ‘Œ

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Suzanne Aitchison Author

Yay! Glad I could help šŸ™‚

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Gift Egwuenu

Thanks Iā€™m pretty excited about another round of Hacktoberfest. Also happy to help fix a11y issues one PR at a time

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Saugat Rai

Great Idea. But this is my first time contributing to open source so don't know much about the procedures. Would love to try though! :)

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Suzanne Aitchison Author

I've found this article by Sarah Drasner really good at breaking down the process if it's your first time - How to contribute to an Open Source Project

At the end of the day, giving it all a go is the whole ethos behind Hacktoberfest, so don't worry! Plus, everyone on Dev is so supportive, you can always post questions šŸ™‚

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Saugat Rai

Cool. I'll check out that article. Kudos to all. :)

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Juan F Gonzalez

I'm in! I have to get pretty good at a11y for the project that I'm currently working for so this can come as a great practice.

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Suzanne Aitchison Author

Awesome!

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Sylvie Fiquet

Hi Suzanne! I discovered upyoura11y.com through this post and I wanted to say thank you for creating it. It's the resource I always wanted!

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Suzanne Aitchison Author

That makes me so happy! I'm hoping to post some more tutorials in there soon šŸ˜

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Dana Ottaviani • Edited on

Great! I'm interested in bettering my understanding of accessibility so I will definitely check this out.

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Utkarsh Talwar

Good idea, Suzanne! I bet a lot of people will appreciate this.

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Suzanne Aitchison Author

Thanks! It's something I was looking for myself, so thought maybe someone else might be interested too šŸ¤·ā€ā™€ļø

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Ellis

I wouldn't be of much help, but wanted throw this out there. Could ajax tabs use the role log stuff to make more accessible?